Le Brocquy work on paper fetches €229,000

Louis le Brocquy emerged as the star of Sotheby’s first dedicated sale of post-war and contemporary Irish art, held in London this week.

28th October, 2006

Louis le Brocquy emerged as the star of Sotheby’s first dedicated sale of post-war and contemporary Irish art, held in London this week.

A retired Dublin businessman paid a world record price for a le Brocquy work on paper, €229,048 for the watercolour Study of Francis Bacon, against an estimate of €22,200-€36,900.

The same collector also bought a le Brocquy oil, Study of Head from Memory for €143,155 (€44,300-€74,000) while a...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago